Bookmark Art Contest Celebrates Read Across America

By: Clearwater Community Volunteers Center
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2021 - PRLog -- The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) are holding a virtual art contest in celebration of Read Across America Day. Submission of crafty bookmarks based on each child's favorite book will be accepted from February 19 until March 1. Wining prizes includes toys, arts & crafts supplies and a $50 gift card.

Creating a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by the National Education Association in 1997. The idea gained support and just a year later in 1998 the first Read Across America Day was held. The date was selected to fall on the same day as Dr. Seuss' birthday, who is one of the most beloved children's book authors.

"Since the community Center opened in 2018 we have been holding an event in celebration of Read Across America Day," said Gertie Perry, Volunteer Event Coordinator. "We couldn't hold an in-person event this year but we still wanted to share our love for reading and literature."

The only rules for the bookmark competitions are:

1.    The bookmark must be based on a book the child has read

2.    A wide variety of media can be used - crayons, colored pencil, paints, collage, etc.

3.    Send a picture to the judge at

"Per, students who don't read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times likelier to drop out of school", said Gertie Perry, Volunteer Event Coordinator for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. "Reading should be fun, and this is our way to engage children with reading and sharing their favorite books."

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to submit an art work please call the center reception at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 27 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Based on the fundamentals developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, the CCV Center works with area non-profits to help them better attain their goals.

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